Ways to Give

Your contribution is vital to our mission. From memorial gifts to workplace contributions, we offer many ways for you to give financially, to help through volunteering, running a fundraiser or food drive from your home.

Making a gift that helps others is an incredible way to remember an important person in your life, honor a loved one or celebrate a milestone. Remembering those who have touched your life in a special way takes on a greater meaning when your generosity helps those in need.

Likewise, celebrating events such as anniversaries, graduations, weddings, birthdays, retirements takes on a new meaning when you help to improve the lives of families. Each gift is acknowledged by a letter sent to the honored person or family of the deceased person in whose name the gift is being made. The notification does not include the amount of the gift. However, as a donor, you will receive a separate acknowledgement for your own records.

To make a memorial or tribute gift click below, call (978) 269-5215, or email stewardship@lazarushouse.org

sponsor a meal, sponsor a guest

Sponsor a Guest or Meal

The Lazarus House ministry Sponsor-a-Guest and Sponsor-a-Meal programs provide families and individuals with the basic necessity of a safe, supportive and warm place to sleep at night and/or food for their families. Thank you for your thoughtfulness will help families and individuals, in need of shelter and food, find hope and dignity in their lives. Every gift to Lazarus House is a testament to the caring and generous spirit of our sponsors and donors.

Sponsor-a-Bed
One bed night/day, $25
One bed night/week, $175
One bed night/month, $775

Sponsor-a-Meal for Four
One day, $25
One week, $70
One month, $310

Sponsor-a-Culinary Trainee
One student’s class, ServSafe Certification and Internship, $7,000
One student’s class, ServSafe Certification, $3,000

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

We can work with you to develop the right plan that balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your philanthropic interests. No matter the size of the gift, it will ensure a better future for families and individuals living in poverty in the Merrimack Valley.

When you leave a bequest to Lazarus House, you are guaranteeing that the resources you build during your lifetime will continue to serve others after you are gone. By including Lazarus House in your will you are creating a lasting legacy that funds food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation and the restoration of dignity and self-respect, ensuring a vibrant community life for future generations.

To learn more about making a bequest to Lazarus House as well as other gift planning opportunities please call the Development Office at (978) 269-5212, or email giftplanning@lazarushouse.org

Pass on your passion for mission!

Donate or raise funds for Lazarus House!

Looking to make a one-time gift? Or, perhaps you have an important event coming up and would like to raise funds in honor of your special day? Check out some of the safe and secure websites that process donations for Lazarus House!

Start a Fundraiser
You say it’s your birthday? Great! Dedicate your birthday to the kids at Lazarus House and give them the ultimate gift. Your friends can honor you and make the Merrimack Valley community a better place at the same time! Are you the competitive type? Challenge your pals to walk, run or some great adventure on behalf of Lazarus House.
Crowdrise
Razoo

Getting Married?
Your wedding will change your life. It could also make a special impact on someone who is homeless or living in poverty. Add hope and dignity to your registry by asking guest to donate to Lazarus House in lieu of gifts.
I Do Foundation

Donate by Shopping
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.
AmazonSmile

Volunteer opportunities exist for businesses and corporations. Corporate volunteers often volunteer their time during their workday. Many serve lunch at our Good Shepherd Center Soup Kitchen where warm smiles and caring faces greet each of our guests as they are served a hot nourishing meal daily. Other opportunities include ‘Days of Service’, adopting special projects when extra hands are needed, organizing food and clothing drives, off-site fundraisers, supporting our development staff and volunteering or sponsoring our special events.

Providing everything from financial contributions, to in-kind donations, and volunteer service, corporations play a major role in the services we provide. Please consider making a donation or time for your employees to volunteer to help.

If your company has a matching gifts program, your employee’s gift to help people living in poverty can go twice as far.

Contact our Coordinator of Volunteers if you would like to find out about our corporate volunteer opportunities at (978) 269-5217 or volunteer@lazarushouse.org. For corporate sponsorship information call (978) 269-5222 or events@lazarushouse.org.

Our mission believes that we are here to serve the most vulnerable of God’s people, to be his eyes, ears, hands and heart for people in dire need. Although we are not affiliated with any religious organization, several congregations of various denominations generously support us with their time, talent and treasure.

Volunteers come from all areas of our community and volunteer both on and off-site. For example, many organizations will form small groups to prepare a meal, sponsor a coat or food drive, make sandwiches for bagged lunches or complete service projects that help improve guest care as well as our facilities.

Contact our Coordinator of Volunteers if you would like to find out about our corporate volunteer opportunities at (978) 269-5217 or volunteer@lazarushouse.org. For Hike for Hope information call (978) 269-5222 or events@lazarushouse.org.

Each day Lazarus House volunteers work side by side with staff to ensure that every guest who comes through our doors is welcomed and served with dignity and respect.

Our volunteers have a profound impact on those they serve. Volunteers not only give of their time and talents, but prepare and serve meals, assist with administrative duties, sort food for our food pantry and clothing for our thrift stores, provide electrical, plumbing and carpentry skills and so much more.

If you are a person with a warm heart, who likes to help people and can welcome all those who come to our door, we have many volunteer opportunities available. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer application and/or contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at volunteers@lazarushouse.org or 978-269-5217.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Lazarus House Ministries!

Holiday Giving Tree

Through your generosity, the Holiday Giving Tree provide Christmas presents for low-income families and individuals that need emergency holiday assistance or are involved with Lazarus House and the programs that are provided to serve people in need. For many, it is the first time they are able to give their children a Christmas present. Please do not wrap these gifts, but feel free to include wrapping paper with your gift donation.

If you would like to donate an item to the Giving Tree Program, we have two lists of gifts we are in most need of – toys and general household items. The last day for dropping off Giving Tree gifts will be mid-December. Thank you.

Contact
To schedule your Giving Tree Gifts drop off time or to ask questions please contact us at givingtree@lazarushouse.org or call (978) 269-5207.

Delivery of Gifts
Individual drop-offs are arranged for the convenience of our donors.

Drop off Location
The Good Shepherd Center
412 Hampshire Street, Lawrence, MA  (next to the Thrift Store)
(978) 269-5284

Holiday Food Boxes for Families

Sign up dates:  Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Location: Lazarus House Soup Kitchen

Time: 8:30 – 10 am

Bring ID, proof of residency (bill) and children’s health cards.

Project Bethlehem

Bring joy to a family this Christmas! Project Bethlehem matches donors with families in greatest need. We obtain the names of families most in need from Lawrence Public schools and select local agencies. Once you sign up, we will send you your match via email as quickly as possible.

Gift Purchasing Guidelines

To establish parity in the gifts families receive we request that you follow the guidelines below:

  • Adults: Two articles of new clothing per adult; one new household Wish List Item per household.
  • Children: Two articles of new clothing; one wish new toy items up to $30; and a second new toy per child.
  • Family: One family game per family
  • Teenagers: 18 years and older receive two articles of new clothing.
  • We will send you clothing sizes and gift ideas you can choose from.
  • We provide Holiday Food Boxes for the families so you do not need to purchase any food.

Delivery of Gifts
We provide you a drop off date in your Family Match email. Please drop off the wrapped gifts at Lazarus House on or by that date. General drop off times are as follows and will be open as of December 5, 2016.

Drop off Location
The Good Shepherd Center
412 Hampshire Street, Lawrence, MA  (next to the Thrift Store)
(978) 269-5284
projectbethlehem@lazarushouse.org

Drop off Hours Starting December 5, 2016.
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. & Sunday, after Dec. 4: 9 am – 3 pm

Sign Up!

Please click here to register to receive a family. If you are able to help more than one family, indicate that also in the space provided.

Note: If meeting the guidelines is something you cannot do financially, please consider providing a gift card, cash donation or participating in the Giving Tree Program. Write a note in the Comments section of the form and we will be in touch about other opportunities to help. Thank you!